I use 7 Pin trailer Plugs & sockets for My Rotator, and also the 7 wire
trailer cable. both are VERY common here in Australia and can be bought in
Scone Pop:3,500 or Most service stations (Gas stations).
We have both round and flat 7 pin trailer connectors to choose from....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark" <email@example.com>
To: "Towertalk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 8:50 AM
Subject: [Towertalk] 4-Pin Trailer Plugs
> HEY --`nuther neato use for the ubiquitous 4 conductor trailer hitch
> connectors .. I (with others) use them on all my mobile rig connections,
> any radio I intend to move around... I parallel the 2 adjacent conductors,
> worky worky, even w/ 100 Watt HF rig, though not necessarily recommended
> but, does the job FB! Great idea there on the antenna rotator wire
> hook-em-ups, swapping the 2wo sexes, so cannot hose-em-up! CHEAP .. and
> available EVERYWHERE! Unlike the ARRL suggested Cinch-Jones type plugs ..
> try to find one of those in Podunk Hollow! As another aside, the local
> club(s) used the ARRL Cinch-Jones (read .. Radio Shack) 4 pin connectors
> for the "standard", so that all rigs could be safely plugged into the
> emergency power source... and, a short while later, that was CHANGED ..
> wonder how many hammers have it "right" now? The cheapo 4 wire trailer
> plugs, are, IMHO, THE WAY TO GO" !!! Buy bulk, at your local auto parts
> store/distributor.... and using to connect your rotator like your
> is a major PLUS ! ~~~73 ... Mark, AA6DX
> > To allow for rotator disconnect, I used a couple of trailer hitch
> > electrical connector pairs. This gave me 8 conductors worth of
> > weatherproof connectors. (One is wired up opposite the other, so you
> > can't cross them up.)
> > Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: email@example.com
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